Sunday, May 31st is World No Tobacco Day, with this year’s focus on protecting young people from the marketing of the tobacco industry and helping them avoid using tobacco and nicotine. According to WHO, tobacco use kills more than 8 million people around the world each year; according to CDC, tobacco use kills over 480,000 people in the US per year, with some statistics showing an even larger number.
Campaign information/resources have been included below for you to share and/or promote:
- World No Tobacco Day Campaign Information from World Health Organization and American Cancer Society
- CDC OSH
- Story: “Data Can Help Protect Young People From the Dangers of Tobacco Across the World”
- Video: CDC’s Partnership with Global Pediatric Societies to Protect Young People from Tobacco Product Use (Youtube)
- Infographic: “E-Cigarettes Are Not Safe for Young People”
- World No Tobacco Day Webinar: Tuesday, June 2nd at 8:00am Eastern Time
- Speakers: Dr. Joanna Cohen, Dr. Jonathan Klein and Mr. Matthew Myers
- Purpose: Will discuss what decision makers, parents, families, educators, and health care providers can do to help prevent and reduce tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, among young people.
- Registration Link
- Please also check out SCLC's Fact Sheets & Reports Resources Page for information regarding tobacco use and COVID-19.